About the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Degree
Why Pursue an M.B.A. Degree at Cedarville?
Cedarville’s School of Business offers a fully online Christian Master of Business Administration program that was specifically designed for Christian professionals who view their work as a platform for ministry. Our flexible, accredited, and online Christian M.B.A. program will allow you to study business through a biblical lens that emphasizes:
- Excellence in personal standards and discernment
- Stewardship of God-given talents and resources
- Leadership with a servant’s heart
- Kingdom influence through serving others
Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions prospective graduate students have when considering an M.B.A. program or view the Curriculum Plan and Catalog information in the Program Curriculum section below.Request Info Schedule an Appointment
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What Sets Cedarville Apart?
Online M.B.A. Program Highlights
Biblical — Biblical worldview and practical application in each course.
Online — Courses are offered in convenient online format, allowing you to study from anywhere in the world.
Flexible — Seven-week terms provide flexibility for working professionals, and part-time and full-time options are available.
Adaptable — Interactive course websites optimized for multiple devices including computers, tablets, and smartphones.
Affordable — Affordable tuition and available financial aid.
Supportive — Dedicated program adviser ensures support while you pursue your degree and maintain other commitments, and cohort-based approach builds community and network for Christian business professionals.
Accredited — Cedarville's Christian M.B.A. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).
What Can You Do With an M.B.A. Degree?
The online Christian M.B.A. program from Cedarville will enhance your career and potential for promotion. For those without a bachelor’s degree in a business field, the M.B.A. provides the necessary business foundation for you to secure a job outside of your current role.
Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom
Courses are designed for the online environment but include hands-on case studies, projects chosen by the student, simulation games, and personal development.
Stewarding Your Gifts With a Graduate Degree
Listen as Cedarville's president, Dr. Thomas White, discusses how our graduate programs can help you steward your God-given talents for His glory.
Admission, Costs and Aid, Start Dates
Admission Requirements — The first step in your graduate school journey at Cedarville is to apply for admission.M.B.A. Admission Requirements
Costs and Financial Aid — Your decision to pursue quality, Christian graduate education represents a valuable investment in your career and professional development. To assure your degree is also affordable, Cedarville graduate programs are competitively priced and can be supplemented with a variety of financial aid.M.B.A. Cost Information
Program Start Dates — Applications are accepted throughout the year, and you can enroll and begin classes in August, October, January, March, May, or July.
Building on your undergrad degree, you will take nine core courses and three elective courses. There is also a 3-credit Bible course, which is waived for those who completed a Bible minor as part of undergraduate work.
You may select from a wide variety of electives, or choose a concentration, such operations management or healthcare administration. For the dual degree – Pharm.D./M.B.A., you are required to take eight core pharmacy courses, including a Directed Research course.
Our strong set of core M.B.A. courses will equip you well for professional success. You will take:
- Accounting for Business Executives
- Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study (may be waived for prior credits)
- Capstone Course*
- Executive Financial Management
- Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
- Legal/Ethics Course*
- Managerial Economics
- Management and Leadership of Organizations
- Quantitative Course*
- Strategic Marketing Planning
* Course will vary based on chosen M.B.A. concentration.
You can add an M.B.A. to many of Cedarville's popular majors by using one of our bachelor's-to-master's accelerated completion plans.
- Applied Leadership
- Management and Leadership of Organizations
Program Format and Related Programs
Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.
- Pharm.D. + M.B.A.
- M.B.A. - Accounting
- M.B.A. - Business Analytics
- M.B.A. - Cybersecurity Management
- M.B.A. - Healthcare Administration
- M.B.A. - Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- M.B.A. - Operations Management
- Business Certificate - Cybersecurity Management
- Business Certificate - Healthcare Administration
- Business Certificate - Operations Management
- M.A. in Innovation
Program Level and Format
From Our Students:
As Cedarville University continues its student enrollment growth, the University continues to add new academic programs to meet the needs of its students and the business community. Cedarville University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) accounting concentration is now available to students who desire to weave key business principles among a biblical worldview approach in education.
Construction on the Scharnberg Business Center is tentatively scheduled to begin this fall.